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Writing Better Lyrics

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The Must-Have Guide for SongwritersWriting Better Lyrics has been a staple for songwriters for nearly two decades. Now this revised and updated 2nd Edition provides effective tools for everything from generating ideas, to understanding the form and function of a song, to fine-tuning lyrics.

Perfect for new and experienced songwriters alike, this time-tested classic covers the basics in addition to more advanced techniques.

Songwriters will discover:

How to use sense-bound imagery to enhance a song's emotional impact on listeners
Techniques for avoiding cliches and creating imaginative metaphors and similes
Ways to use repetition as an asset
How to successfully manipulate meter
Instruction for matching lyrics with music
Ways to build on ideas and generate effective titles
Advice for working with a co-writer
And much more

Featuring updated and expanded chapters, 50 fun songwriting exercises, and examples from more than 20 chart-toppings songs, Writing Better Lyrics gives you all of the professional and creative insight you need to write powerful lyrics and put your songs in the spotlight where they belong.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 140 x 214 x 25.4mm | 362.87g
  • Writer's Digest Books
  • Cincinnati, OH, United States
  • English
  • Second Edition
  • music
  • 1582975779
  • 9781582975771
  • 3,623

About Pat Pattison

Pat Pattison is a professor at Berklee College of Music, where he teaches lyric writing and poetry. His books include Writing Better Lyrics, The Essential Guide to Lyric Form and Structure, and The Essential Guide to Rhyming. In addition, Pat has developed three online lyric writing courses for Berklee's online school, and has written articles for a variety of industry publications. His internationally successful students include multiple Grammy winners John Mayer and Gillian Welch. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
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